Many took to social media to share their ideas after the profitable businessman was formally elected
Mamelodi Sundowns proprietor Patrice Motsepe was confirmed as the primary South African president of the Confederation of African Soccer (Caf) on Friday afternoon.
The 59-year-old billionaire was elected unopposed in the 43rd Caf Common Meeting which came about in Morocco capital metropolis, Rabat.
This was after opposition candidates Augustin Senghor of Senegal‚ Mauritanian Ahmed Yahya and Jacques Anouma of Ivory Coast withdrew from the race for the presidency.
Senghor and Yahya will function new Caf vice-presidents and Anouma shall be a particular advisor and marketing consultant to Motsepe, who’s the primary president of Caf from an Anglophone nation within the organisation’s 64-year historical past
Motsepe has changed outgoing Caf president Ahmad Ahmad, whose five-year ban was just lately lowered to 2 years by the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) however he nonetheless couldn’t run for re-election.
Many Africans together with soccer legends, present gamers, followers and golf equipment took to Twitter to react to the information of Motsepe’s affirmation as the brand new head of African soccer.
You may learn the perfect reactions under:
Congratulations to Dr. Patrice Motsepe on changing into the brand new CAF President 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/jtDUsCc8MQ
— Pitso Mosimane (@TheRealPitso) March 12, 2021
— Samuel Eto’o (@SamuelEtoo) March 12, 2021
Congratulations to my buddy Patrice Motsepe in your election as CAF President. We depend in your visionary management to result in innovation & far-reaching affect throughout the continent. The face of African soccer as we all know it can by no means be the identical once more! Greatest needs Patrice pic.twitter.com/6VHRqqROZY
— Barbara Gonzalez (@bvrbvra) March 12, 2021
Congratulations to Patrice Motsepe #CAF President
— Kalusha Bwalya (@KalushaPBwalya) March 12, 2021
Congrats to Dr. Patrice Motsepe, all the perfect in your new position as CAF President. pic.twitter.com/XC3ZhbQtvk
— Phumudzo Manenzhe (@TheBold27) March 12, 2021
SuperSport United FC wish to congratulate Dr. Patrice Motsepe for being elected as the brand new CAF President 🌍 🇿🇦
A milestone for all South Africans and we want you all the perfect in your new place 👏 pic.twitter.com/4g81VPivGs
— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) March 12, 2021
Mamelodi Sundowns sends its congratulations & greatest needs to Dr. Patrice Motsepe after being elected CAF President 🌍 Mamelodi Sundowns helps you in all of your endeavours, The Sky is the Restrict! 👆#Sundowns pic.twitter.com/0r0Rbo98UQ
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) March 12, 2021
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) March 12, 2021
🔴 OFFICIAL!!!!! 🔴
Girls and Gents…… The CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe!!!
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) March 12, 2021
𝐁𝐅𝐀 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐋𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐒 𝐂𝐀𝐅 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐃𝐑. 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐄 𝐌𝐎𝐓𝐒𝐄𝐏𝐄
The Botswana Soccer Affiliation (BFA) wish to congratulate Dr. Patrice Motsepe for being elected as the brand new CAF President. Let’s make African soccer nice once more. #wearebfa pic.twitter.com/VI8sw4qWBs
— BFA (@WeAreBFA) March 12, 2021
South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe has formally taken his seat on the helm of African Soccer.
What do you assume needs to be on his precedence listing within the first six months? 🧐 pic.twitter.com/roI3wVUwDY
— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) March 12, 2021
Residence of Champions congratulates certainly one of its personal, Dr Motsepe for being elected CAF President.
His dedication & imaginative and prescient to the success of African Soccer is obvious by means of @Masandawana.
Along with his management, we consider Africa is getting nearer to reaching world soccer success. pic.twitter.com/avRV6Ldaus
— Mbali Hlophe (@MbaliHlopheSA) March 12, 2021
Congratulations certainly Dr. Patrice Motsepe. Your human values will add worth to the expansion of African soccer. It’s precisely that spirit of Brotherhood and solidarity that can stay a lesson to many African leaders who had been socialised to self-hate by hating their very own. https://t.co/d8WncYrwn0
— Steve Komphela (@komphelasteve) March 12, 2021
It is proud second for total continent trigger Mr Motsepe is out to asher new daybreak in African soccer. His precedence can be to unite Africans, restore confidence to #CAF and allows buyers to come back to the continent to uplift our sport to get recognition.. @robertmarawa #msw
— Wandile Mtana 🇿🇦🇨🇺🇯🇴🏴 ⚽️📻 (@wandile32) March 12, 2021
— Tomi Oladipo (@Tomi_Oladipo) March 12, 2021
Congratulations Dr. Patrice Motsepe upon changing into the brand new CAF President… All the perfect, Boss. I consider your management shall be greatest in upgrading African soccer & want you success in your targets to revive the attractive sport. pic.twitter.com/xAFhkcffvO
— Dennis Onyango 🇺🇬 (@masindeonyango) March 12, 2021
The EFF congratulates the newly elected CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe.
We want him all of the success for the years to come back as he undertakes this journey. pic.twitter.com/omYvNbodgu
— Financial Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) March 12, 2021
Come up Patrice Thlopane Motsepe
A son of Mmakau, a lawyer, a visionary businessman, a philanthropist, a boss and now the top of soccer on the continent!
— Nqobile Ndlovu (@TurkishNabs) March 12, 2021
Dr. Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe (59) 🇿🇦 has been introduced as the brand new President of the Confederation of African Soccer (CAF).
Congratulations Dr. Motsepe! pic.twitter.com/uh0Oie9mbo
— NUHU Adams ™️ (@NuhuAdams_) March 12, 2021
We wish to be a part of the remainder of Africa in congratulating the brand new CAF President Mr Patrice Motsepe. We want Mr Motsepe all the perfect in his new workplace.#SIYINQABA⚽ pic.twitter.com/wv0twi9cMm
— Highlanders F.C (@HighlanderBosso) March 12, 2021
— Al Ahly SC 🇬🇧 (@AlAhlyEnglish) March 12, 2021
BREAKING | Sundowns’ billionaire boss Patrice Motsepe confirmed as CAF president – Congratulations . You will have put SA on the world map. https://t.co/EIfuSQB8t9
— Bantu Holomisa (@BantuHolomisa) March 12, 2021
The brand new chief of African soccer… A unbelievable alternative in my humble opinion, and hopefully Patrice Motsepe will be precisely what CAF wants to steer the continent onto greater and higher issues.
Good news. pic.twitter.com/df0H0anH90
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) March 5, 2021
Congratulations to the brand new CAF President
Kaizer Chiefs wish to congratulate a son of the soil, a baby of the continent and a fellow soccer administrator. Nicely executed on this huge achievement. We look ahead to working with you,and taking African soccer to the subsequent stage pic.twitter.com/3IRWS67eSx
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) March 12, 2021
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) March 12, 2021
— Pat (@PatBafo) March 12, 2021
We stand behind Dr Patrice Motsepe as he takes on this thrilling position. #PUMAFam 👏👏👏👏
— PUMA South Africa (@PUMASouthAfrica) March 12, 2021
Congratulations Dr Patrice Motsepe. We’re very pleased. You’ll convey professionalism and equity to soccer. Africa loves you and South Africa Loves. We love you #CAFElections2021
— David Mogashoa (@DavidMVM) March 12, 2021
Congratulations to the brand new CAF PRESIDENT
Dr Patrice Motsepe pic.twitter.com/oZNwkmfkMc
— Peter Shalulile (@Shalulile13) March 12, 2021
— Ahmad Ahmad (@AAhmad_CAF) March 12, 2021
Congratulations Are In Order For The New CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe 🙌👏💪 pic.twitter.com/jaT6Km33IC
— Themba Tshabalala (@Themba_TT) March 12, 2021
I congratulate Patrice Motsepe on his affirmation as the brand new President of the Confederation of African Soccer.
As he embarks on this important task of additional growing soccer in Africa — he has our full help and we want him the utmost greatest. https://t.co/Y8C2TSeaEG
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) March 12, 2021